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Flu Shot Facts: What, Why and When

It’s flu season, and ads for flu shots are everywhere. You got one last year, but still got sick. So, why bother? UR Medicine vaccine expert Dr. John Treanor explains why it’s important to get a flu shot every year.

Know Risks and Signs to Detect Oral Cancer Early

Visiting your dentist regularly is about more than avoiding cavities or having beautiful teeth. It can also lower your risk for oral cancer and potentially help you avoid much larger problems down the road. Dr. Lee Pollan, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon with UR Medicine’s Eastman Institute for Oral Health, offers tips on screening for any signs of cancer in your mouth. 
4/17/2015 | 0 comments

Brush Up on Your Teeth-Cleaning Skills

Ever heard this from your dentist? You only need to brush the teeth you want to keep.
Joking aside, Eastman Institute for Oral Health's Dr. Michael Yunker says how often and how well we brush our teeth can make a significant impact on our oral health. What’s the best technique for you?
12/18/2014 | 2 comments

Toothbrush Tactics: Give Germs the Brush-Off

It’s a tough year for colds and flu. So when the sneezing and coughing subside, many of us launch cleaning attacks to rid our homes of germs. But should we toss our toothbrushes? Dentist Bhumija Gupta offers some germ-fighting advice.

2/10/2014 | 0 comments

Chew on This: Debating Dental Filling Safety

Controversy, debate and conflicting media stories have caused some confusion for adults or parents of children who need a cavity filled. Here are some facts to sink your teeth into.

9/2/2013 | 0 comments